Dr. Patricia Rigg

Dr. Patricia Rigg

Position: Professor, B.A. (Concordia), M.A., Ph.D. (Calgary)

Office: Beveridge Arts Centre 428
Phone: (902) 585-1268
E-Mail: patricia.rigg@acadiau.ca

Research Interests: Victorian Poetry and Fiction; British Aestheticism and Decadence; Feminist Criticism and Gender Studies; Robert Browning; Augusta Webster; A. Mary F. Robinson. 

Dr. Rigg teaches nineteenth-century fiction and poetry.  In her research, she focuses on Victorian poetry in the context of gender studies and nineteenth-century culture. Publications include the books Robert Browning’s Romantic Irony in “The Ring and the Book” and Julia Augusta Webster: Victorian Aestheticism and the Woman Writer.  She has published essays on Browning, Webster, A. Mary F. Robinson, as well as on other aspects of Victorian England.   She is currently concluding work on a book manuscript on A. Mary F. Robinson and is in the early stages of a book length study of English Sonnet sequences and neurasthenia in the Anglo French climate of the Fin-de-Siècle.

Dr. Rigg welcomes graduate and honours students wishing to work in any aspect of Victorian literature.